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October 9, 2013

Auburn football: Tigers' linebackers still trying to find consistency, seek 'to command the defense'

Kris Frost wants to see the linebackers take top billing on Auburn’s defense. Not that he’s an unbiased source — he does play middle linebacker, after all. But the ongoing struggles of the linebacker corps has been a point of emphasis nearly every week. Of the Tigers’ top 10 tacklers through five games, only three are linebackers — four, if you count Robenson Therezie, who plays at Star, the team’s hybrid safety-linebacker position.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.